Mixing Liquid Metal with Adhesive???

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  1. Nemix77

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    Does anyone know if Liquid Metal can be mixed/combined with thermal adhesive?

    I plan on adding some small aluminum chipsinks (aluminum over copper because better heat dissipation and lighter weight) to my laptop's heatsink and I cannot find Arctic Silver adhesive anymore (what I've been using for 15 years) or at least at a reasonable price, even Arctic Alumina adhesive is very expensive these days.

    I plan on just buying a generic adhesive with some really good reviews on Amazon, a user review mixed a 50/50 ratio with Kryonaut and got impressive results; I want to mix the adhesive with a 50/25/25 ratio with Conductonaut and Kryonaut.

    What do you guys think or should I just do a 50/50 ratio with Kryonaut?
     
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    It wont mix with liquid metal.
     
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    The gallium in liquid metal destroys aluminium

    Look for a video of it on YouTube
     
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    Thanks guys,

    I'll just stick with 50/50 Kryonaut or IC Diamond.
     
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    With your use of aluminum heat sinks that is a very wise choice.
     
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